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4 bedrms, 2 bathrms (1 ensuite), sleeps up to 8. Lakeside beach 15 mins.
The downstairs double is fresh and bright and has a excellent hanging space and a roomy chest of drawers. 2 bedside tables with lamps make it comfortable for nightime. The large windows overlook the garden area. The twin room, just next door is bright and also has large windows overlooking the garden. A good sized chest of drwers and more hanging space in the built in cupboard in the hallway just outside the door. Upstairs the room has a spacious outlay walking through to the second bedroom which is perfect for a family with younger children. There is an ensuite , a luxury walk in 'wet room'
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Chez Briand is strictly no smoking. Pets I am afraid are not allowed. We tried in the past but it seems too many people have allergies these days.We try to keep the cottage to the highest standard and ask our guests to respect the house. WE do not charge for cleaning but ask our guests to leave the property, clean and tidy . If you have an early departure or just plain don't fancy cleaning, please let me know and I can arrange for extra cleaning support to come in. This is an extra charge and details can be given on request. Apart from this, common sense in gear, relax and have a great relaxing holiday.
Jurignac is a quiet little village, surrounded by vineyards, which has a small grocers/boulangerie/cage/bar , a post office and it's very own Cognac house, where you can sample and buy the village's own label cognac.. Easy to get to, the nearest on/off for the RN 10 is about 3 miles, this access allows you to travel to other parts of the area and see many of the other beautiful villages and towns close by. Angouleme, a large town with a wonderful 'old town' full of busy restaurants and shopping , is just 20 minutes drive away. It also boasts a fabulous water park, Nautilus, which has both indoor and outdoor pools. The smaller towns of Chateauneuf and Barbezieux, again both with open air swimming pools for daytime fun and a good selection of restaurants and bars for the evening. The summer temperatures are usually very warm, and the River Charente is close by (less than 10 minutes) and there you can swim if you wish or enjoy a drink at the riverside bars and restaurants.
Other Activities: There is a very large garden at the rear of the property and is ideal for children to play. Ideal for cricket and football.
Golf: There are 3 golf courses within 35 minutes. One in Cognac, one in Angouleme and the other in Aubeterre.
Each club welcomes day visitors.
- english, french
About Liz Trunkfield
Jeff and I moved here at the beginning of 2004 from the UK. We decided to do something we have always dreamed of and that is to live in France. We both left demanding jobs and set about renovating the house and gite. Great fun and a huge amount of work! But we got there and now have a lovely home and a popular gite. We are in the country and so look forward to our guests arriving and meeting them all.
Liz Trunkfield purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Liz Trunkfield chose Val-des-Vignes
We chose this property as it was something we never thought we could possibly have owned in the UK. It sits in just under 2 acres and has views to die for. Chateauneuf sur Charente is really what persuaded us this was the right area for us. Pretty French town and the river runs through it. It was originally the home of the local vineyard owner and even today his son tends the vines which surround the property. The house has amazing views and the scenery especially from the upper floors, really persuaded us.
What makes this Cottage unique
When we first saw the house, the original features were well hidden but we could see the potential. We renovated to keep it very much a beautiful French house but with good plumbing!